Patients' confidence in their GP before and after being diagnosed with cancer

Larsen, Mette B.; Hansen, Rikke P.; Olesen, Frede; Vedsted, Peter
May 2011
British Journal of General Practice;May2011, Vol. 61 Issue 586, p329
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study which described the change in patients' confidence in their general practitioners (GP) before and after being diagnosed with cancer. Based on results, 88.4 percent of the patients had high confidence in their GP before the diagnosis and this decreased to 80 percent after the diagnosis, while 20.2 percent of patients with low confidence changed to high confidence after the diagnosis. Analysis also showed the probability of losing confidence in a GP for cancer patients who experience doctor delay.


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